Allen Ginsberg course on 19th Century Poetics: William Blake. This portion of the class continues from the previous tape 81P164 talking about "The Mental Travelor" and its relation to "The Four Zoas." There is much discussion by AG leading the class through line by line of the readings with explantions of characters and Blake's interpretation of life and its meaning and imagination.
Allen Ginsberg presents a class on "Spiritual Poetics." Ginsberg discusses the influence of haiku on the Beats and the relative merits of tape recorders and notebooks for writing poetry. He then reads and comments on selections from the Collected Earlier Poems of William Carlos Williams. (Continued on 74P003). This is part 1 of 3.
The Tenth class on Basic Poetics by Allen Ginsberg. (The ninth class has no tape) To begin this class students sing the ballad...with guitar. Leads into a discussion of Basil Bunting and Quantitative Poetics. This is class 10 of 33.